Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo delivered the Western Massachusetts EDC’s keynote address and discussed marijuana regulation.
More than 100 lawmakers support a bill to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products, like cigarettes, to 21.
22News spoke with western Massachusetts bikers who support bills that would help keep them safe on the road.
If you’re caught using a phone in a school zone, you could soon receive a fine.
As state lawmakers continue to craft next year’s budget, 22News explains how lawmakers plan to bring more revenue to the state.
Some state lawmakers believe raising the purchase age could prevent people from becoming life-long smokers.
The Senate’s Budget Committee released their state spending plan for next fiscal year with a focus on education and health care.
The state is currently more than $460-million dollars below expectations in tax collections for this fiscal year.
Governor Baker’s budget includes more than $190 million for capital projects at public colleges, but some say that’s not enough.
The slots parlor off I-495 in Plainville generated $14,305,671.75 in gross gaming revenue in April from $174,811,169.76 in wagers.
The bill would also add e-cigarettes to the existing smoke-free workplace law and prohibit health care institutions
The bill would be set up based on the amount of added sugar per 12 fluid ounces.
State lawmakers are proposing free breakfast after the bell, that could reach 150,000 Massachusetts students in need.
22News was at the State House where mothers sent a message to Governor Baker on climate change.
A 22News I-Team report reveals if Massachusetts can face financial sanctions from the feds for protecting undocumented immigrants.
The administration says most of the proposed capital budget would go toward maintaining or modernizing existing state assets.
Some state lawmakers support a bill to create a citizens panel to provide voters with neutral information on ballot questions.
State House demonstration Thursday advocating to ban marriages of people under 18 in Massachusetts would protect young women.
Lawmakers have looked to Gov. Charlie Baker, who has the power to unilaterally cut spending, to address the fiscal 2017 revenue shortfall.
The governor says that the proposal would hit low-income residents particularly hard.